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How does the moon shine?

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How does the Moon shine?

A Satellite of the Earth

The Moon is Earth's very own natural satellite. It orbits the Earth once every 27.3 days and undergoes many different phases throughout each month including crescent, quarter, gibbous, full and new moon.

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The Moon shines by reflecting light from the Sun. The Moon doesn't actually have its own source of light. The position of the Moon in its orbit of the...

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Moon Phases: Names & Sequence

from Basics of Astronomy

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